Six teens recovering after drive-by shooting

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 1:01 am
By: News 9

By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An expecting teenage mother lost her baby after she and five friends were injured in a drive-by shooting in southeast Oklahoma City over the weekend.

Six teenagers were injured in the shooting at about 11 p.m. Saturday near SE 21 Street and Durland Avenue. The group of friends had just returned from a movie when three gunmen opened fire, police said.

Police arrested three suspects in connection with the shooting. Charges could be filed as early as Monday against Michael Elix, 27; Mantrail Johnson, 27, and Patrick Fleeks, 18.

The expecting mother who was shot is 14 years old. Friends said the girl lost her baby and is in a local hospital recovering.

Another victim was a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the leg. Doctors said he could be on crutches for months or years.

"I still got the metal pieces in here, like the little bitty pieces of the bullet," he said.

The teenager, who did not want to reveal his identity, said the memories of Saturday night are painful.

"I ran to the back and I started limping," he said. "I lifted up my leg and I saw blood everywhere and my friend was in the middle of the street."